The midfielder insists the Manchester United rumours were out of his control.
“You’ll never hear me say that I want to leave Lazio,” the 24-year-old told Sport Plus.
“I never mentioned a possible transfer to Manchester United, it was just a newspaper story.
“The situation doesn’t weigh on me because I know there’s still time for a possible transfer.
“If something has to happen, it will. There hasn’t been anything until now and we’re moving forward.”